Candidate Resources

  1. Office of the City Manager
  2. Elections

City Hall

144 Tichenor Ave, Suite 1

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: (334) 501-7260
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

David D. Dorton

Director of Public Affairs

  1. Phone: (334) 501-7266
  2. Email:

2018 Municipal Election

The next municipal election will be Aug. 28, 2018, with all eight Auburn City Council members and the mayor up for reelection. Candidates for office in the 2018 Municipal Election will need to file qualification paperwork with the City no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Candidates must file additional paperwork with the State of Alabama regarding topics such as campaign financing. View the Alabama Secretary of State's candidate resources site or the Fair Campaign Practices Act site for guides, checklists and details on required paperwork.

Candidate Qualifications

To run for mayor or a seat on the City Council, candidates must be at least 18 years old and:

  • Have lived Auburn for 90 days prior to election
  • (For Council) Have lived in the district for 90 days prior to election
  • Have lived in Alabama for 90 days
  • Have been a U.S. Citizen for one day
  • Be a registered voter

Candidate Deadlines

Event Date
Public Notice of Election July 3 and July 5, 2018
Candidates May Begin Qualifying the Day the Notice of Election is Published July 3-17, 2018
Last Day for Candidates to Qualify until 5 p.m. July 17, 2018
First Day Candidates May Post Campaign Signs July 29, 2018
City Council Appoints Election Officers August 7, 2018
Last Day to Register to Vote August 13 2018
Inspect and Seal Electronic Voting Machines August 27, 2018
Election School for Election Officers August 13-17, 2018
Election Day August 28, 2018
Canvass Election Results September 4, 2018